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Sat/Sun Classes

https://www.katarinayoga.com/functionalanatomy2023 

This course brings anatomy to life by applying it to yoga postures. Designed for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga students alike, participants will learn to customize yoga postures from the lens of the skeletal system. Whether you're new to teaching, a seasoned teacher, or a regular student this content will guide you to discover the subtle shifts in postural alignment that will bring greater ease, stability and strength to key yoga postures.

Each session will contain both theory and practice. First, we’ll study how the body works through functional anatomy. And we’ll then apply that knowledge to our bodies in a selection of common yoga postures. Through discussion, we will discover that different alignment works for each of us based on anatomical differences and that that’s a good thing! We don’t all need to look the same to get similar results.

Teachers will be able to then impart this knowledge to their students to empower them to move with less pain, greater ease, less strain and greater strength where it counts. You will feel confident in understanding what your students’ bodies CAN do and have a sense for how to progress their practice over time. Teachers and students will complete this series feeling empowered and encouraged by the knowledge gained and equipped to handle various postural challenges in class.

Functional Anatomy - Part III with Kat (Skeletal Systems)

Katarina Wittkamp

September 16, 2023 at 9:00:00 p.m.

2 hrs
https://www.katarinayoga.com/functionalanatomy2023 

This course brings anatomy to life by applying it to yoga postures. Designed for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga students alike, participants will learn to customize yoga postures from the lens of the skeletal system. Whether you're new to teaching, a seasoned teacher, or a regular student this content will guide you to discover the subtle shifts in postural alignment that will bring greater ease, stability and strength to key yoga postures.

Each session will contain both theory and practice. First, we’ll study how the body works through functional anatomy. And we’ll then apply that knowledge to our bodies in a selection of common yoga postures. Through discussion, we will discover that different alignment works for each of us based on anatomical differences and that that’s a good thing! We don’t all need to look the same to get similar results.

Teachers will be able to then impart this knowledge to their students to empower them to move with less pain, greater ease, less strain and greater strength where it counts. You will feel confident in understanding what your students’ bodies CAN do and have a sense for how to progress their practice over time. Teachers and students will complete this series feeling empowered and encouraged by the knowledge gained and equipped to handle various postural challenges in class.

Functional Anatomy - Part IV with Kat (Skeletal Systems)

Katarina Wittkamp

September 17, 2023 at 3:00:00 p.m.

2 hrs
This practice is born out of adoration for the book "The Art of Stillness" by Pico Iyer, specifically this quote: "In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.”
The practice begins with gentle movement before progressing into a slow flow and finally softening into the sweet stillness of Restorative Yoga. The active practice will include a range of standing and seated postures, including gentle twists. The restorative portion will require the use of props, where we will support the body in a position of comfort and ease to facilitate deep relaxation. The overarching theme is finding comfort in your practice, both on and off the mat.
In a world of constant acceleration, we often don't leave time to tend to our individual needs, which are more often than not the same: doing less. We squeeze more things into any empty spaces in our lives because of the pressure to keep going. The caveat to all this doing is that it actually makes us less efficient, and resentful which impacts our health and relationships.
You're exhausted, I'm exhausted, we're all exhausted. Practice with me and learn the importance of doing less to live more. We will move, we will groove, and then we will just be. Be in our bodies, in our breath, and in the moment.
You will learn how to calm your thoughts and body and be okay with the quiet stillness that we can find in every moment. This practice invites you to embrace stillness and welcome every aspect of yourself. You can do more, but can you do less?

Moving Into Stillness with Steph

Stephanie Kerr

September 17, 2023 at 1:30:00 p.m.

2 hrs
This practice is born out of adoration for the book "The Art of Stillness" by Pico Iyer, specifically this quote: "In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.” The practice begins with gentle movement before progressing into a slow flow and finally softening into the sweet stillness of Restorative Yoga. The active practice will include a range of standing and seated postures, including gentle twists. The restorative portion will require the use of props, where we will support the body in a position of comfort and ease to facilitate deep relaxation. The overarching theme is finding comfort in your practice, both on and off the mat. In a world of constant acceleration, we often don't leave time to tend to our individual needs, which are more often than not the same: doing less. We squeeze more things into any empty spaces in our lives because of the pressure to keep going. The caveat to all this doing is that it actually makes us less efficient, and resentful which impacts our health and relationships. You're exhausted, I'm exhausted, we're all exhausted. Practice with me and learn the importance of doing less to live more. We will move, we will groove, and then we will just be. Be in our bodies, in our breath, and in the moment. You will learn how to calm your thoughts and body and be okay with the quiet stillness that we can find in every moment. This practice invites you to embrace stillness and welcome every aspect of yourself. You can do more, but can you do less?
Are you ready to begin honouring your voice as a reflection of your soul and how you show up in the world? Would you like to begin to understand how to liberate the power of your healing voice?
The human voice is one of the most powerful sound healing instruments and one we each possess, yet so many of us are inhibited vocally, silenced in physiological and psychological ways. This workshop will introduce the art of transforming feelings, thoughts and experiences through the voice. Not by bypassing, but by using the energy of our state of being and giving it passage through sound, by exploring the powerful effect of vocal vibration within the body, and by inviting in transformation through intentional sound. All of this will be grounded in an understanding of vocal pedagogy affording ease and authenticity.

Francesca's journey with the voice as instrument spans many years and expressions. She holds space with sound, teaches voice to actors and singers, and performs as a classical vocalist. She brings this collective experience and knowledge into any work she does to facilitate well-being, and views working with sound and voice as the facilitation of the vibrations, sounds and energetics for the healing capacity that exists within each of us. It is in the conscious nurturing of this capacity within ourselves that we assert ownership and growth of well-being and whole living.

Voice As Medicine with Francesca

Francesca from Sacred Earth Sounds

September 17, 2023 at 5:30:00 p.m.

1 hour (plus Kirtan at 3pm)
Come together on the deck of Shargrila to connect with the Yoga Collective community.

Yoga Market Keynote Address

With Nitya, Katarina and Sarah

September 16, 2023 at 11:30:00 p.m.

1-1.5 hrs
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